Mr. Zhou Changsheng. Founder and Chairman of Yasheng Group, Mr. Zhou leads the overall operation and management of the Company. He is also a standing council member of International Hops Grower Association and holds many other positions in industrial and agricultural trade associations. From May 1987 to May 1997, Mr. Zhou served as Chairman of Gansu Yasheng Salt Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. Subsequently, he served as Chairman of the Board of Gansu Yasheng Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd. from June 1997 to May 2006. Mr. Zhou holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration. Mr. Zhou, a Senior Economist, have over 40-year experience in several fields: agriculture, chemicals, biotechnology, management, and finance.
Wu Mei Ping. Ms. Wu is President of YaSheng Group and sits on the Board of Directors. She is also holds an honorary PhD in Architecture and a master of Business Administration. Ms. Wu practiced architecture for many years and designed dozens of significant buildings throughout Northwestern China. She is an accomplished and published artist. Ms. Wu works for YaSheng Group for over seven years and has been an active business leader in the bay area of California for eight years. She has accumulated extensive experience in operation and management. Ms. Wu is also Honorary Principal of Silk Road Fine Art Research Institution.
Mr. Zhuang Haiyun. Mr. Zhuang has served as both the Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Company since March 2007. Between February 2005 and May 2006, Mr. Zhuang was the Chief Financial Officer of Gansu Salt Industrial Group. From December 2003 to March 2007, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Yasheng Group. Mr. Zhuang was the General Accountant of Gansu Salt Industrial Group from June 1998 to November 2003. Mr. Zhuang holds a bachelor degree in Accounting. Mr. Zhuang, a Senior Accountant, has over 15-year experience in business administration and finance of agriculture industry.
Mr. Wang Dengfu. Mr. Wang became the Director of the Company in 2003. From June 2000 to May 2008, he served as a Director and subsequently Chairman of Gansu Yasheng Industrial Group Co., Ltd. From June 1997 to May 2000, Mr. Wang was the Deputy General Manager and later General Manager of Gansu Yasheng Salt Industrial Group Co., Ltd. Between May 1987 and May 1992, Mr. Wang was a Director and subsequently Chairman of Gansu Jinsheng Industrial Co., Ltd. Mr. Wang holds a MBA degree. Mr. Wang, a Senior Economist, has more than 30-year experience in business management and finance of agriculture and chemicals industry.
Mr. Wang Xitian. Mr. Wang became a Director of the Company in March 2007. From March 2006 to August 2009, he was Secretary of Party Committee of Gansu Yasheng Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd. From May 1992 to May 2008, Mr. Wang served as Managing Director of Gansu Agricultural Reclamation Zhangye Farm. Mr. Wang holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. He has over 25-year experience in operation and management of agriculture industry and is recognized as an innovative leader in transforming the industry.
Mr. Wei Lefu. Mr. Wei became a Director of the Company since March 2007. From June 1990 to May 2007, he was Office Director of Gansu Yasheng Salt Industrial Co., Ltd. From 1995 to 2001, he served as both Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Gansu Agricultural Reclamation Shopping Center. From March 1985 to May 1990, Mr. Wei served as Office Director of the Financial Department of Gansu Yasheng Shengdi Bay Farm. With a degree in Accounting, Mr. Wei has more than 30-year experience in management and finance of agriculture industry.
Ms. He Shurong. Ms. He became a Director of the Company and Chairwoman of Audit Committee in March 2007. From April 2003 to February 2007, Ms. He served as Chief Officer of Organization Department of Gansu Yasheng Salt Industry Group Ltd. From July 1985 to 2003, she served as a teacher and subsequently Section Chief of Studies of University of Gansu Radio and Television at Yasheng. Ms. He holds a master degree. Ms. He, an Administration Engineer, has more than 25-year experience in administration, finance and business.
Mr. Yang Shengniu. Mr. Yang became a director of the Company in March 2008. He has been a Director and subsequently Chairman of Gansu Yasheng Salt Industry Co., Ltd. since June 2008. From May 1995 to May 2008, Mr. Yang was Office Chief of Gansu Reclamation Industrial Co., Ltd. Mr. Yang holds a Bachelor degree and has more than 25-year experience in agriculture, business administration and management.
Mr. Wei Tingwu. Since March 2009 Mr. Wei has served as General Manager and Engineering Technical Director for Lanzhou Jiaoda Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd., where he has overseen the development and construction of many large projects throughout China. Previously, from 1997 to 2009, Mr. Wei was Technical Director with Jiuquan City Project Construction Inspection Center. He is a Senior Engineer. Mr. Wei has over 20-year experience in engineering supervision and administrative management. Mr. Wei is currently both an independent director of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Yang Baoquan. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Yang was the Chief Technology Officer for the Jiuquan Botanical Garden. From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Yang served as an engineer and subsequently Technical Director for the Jiuquan City Forestry Bureau. Mr. Yang received a Bachelor¡¯s Degree from Gansu Agriculture University, majoring in Forestry and Ecological Protection. Mr. Yang is a Senior Engineer. He has over 20-years experience in the fields of ecological protection and administrative management. He is currently both Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Mr. Zhang Xinmin. Mr. Zhang is a licensed attorney and certified public accountant in China. For the past five years Mr. Zhang has worked at the Jiuquan Yangguan Law Firm as a senior attorney and simultaneously with the Jiuquan Hongzheng Accounting Firm as a certified public accountant. Mr. Zhang has acted as counsel on numerous substantial corporate transactions and is expert in the area of internal control and financial audit. Mr. Zhang has been practicing law for over 12 years and holds a L.L.B degree. Mr. Zhang is currently an independent director of the Board. He also serves as both Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Mr. Liu Darong. From 1995 to present, Mr. Liu has served as Chairman and legal representative with Akesai County Granite Stone Material Factory in China. During this period, Mr. Liu took a leading role in stone material program with many large projects, including Mo Gao Grotto at Dunhuang. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Liu was Vice Major with Gansu Qingshui County. Mr. Liu has over twenty-year experience in project and administrative management. Mr. Liu is currently an independent director of the Board. He also serves as both Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Wang Anxue. From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Wang has served as a Senior Engineer with the Suzhou Municipal Water Affairs Bureau in China, in charge of water resources engineering survey and design. During the period, he won a Second Prize in Science and Technology Progress at Gansu Province level. Previously, from 1986 to 2000, Mr. Wang served as the Corp Secretary for Jiuquan Dayu Co., Ltd., a listed company in China. Mr. Wang is a Senior Engineer. He holds a Bachelor¡¯s Degree in Engineering. Mr. Wang has over 25 years experience in survey and administrative management. Mr. Wang currently is an independent director. He also serves as both a member of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.